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Bust carving of Robert Burns, copy of original by Sir John Steell RSA

Introduction:
Robert Burns, the Scottish Poet, was born in Alloway, Ayrshire on 25th. January 1759. Robert who became a farmer left a legacy of songs, poems and letters to become Scotland's greatest poet. This fame led to many statues and memorials to his name around the world.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT301
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Marble
Dimensions:
83cm high
What:
Statue in bronze of Robert Burns
Subject:
Sir John Steell RSA was the son of an Aberdeen wood carver who became a most distinguished sculptor and introduced the technique of bronze casting to Scotland. His full size bronze sculpture of Burns are to be seen in New York, Dundee, Dunedin and London.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
John Keppie ARSA (sculptor)
Sir John Steell RSA (sculptor)
When:
1885
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
Sir John Steell RSA was the son of an Aberdeen wood carver who became a most distinguished sculptor and introduced the technique of bronze casting to Scotland. His full size bronze sculpture of Burns are to be seen in New York, Dundee, Dunedin and London.
Description:
This carved bust by Sir John Steell is based on his bronze statue and is one of several which he carved in marble, One of which rests in the Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey, London. This example was presented to the Burns Cottage Museum by John Keppie ARSA.